Saltmarsh Monochrome...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...at the top of Loch Torridon the grasses are steeped in salt water twice a day and the sheep seem to like it.
I did too when I had a wander across the little burns that criss cross the grass.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Black and white Torridon Wester ross Landscape and travel Glen Torridon


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Comments


mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 4:42PM
I am being distracted by memories of salt-meadow lamb in Normandy... Ready seasoned meat...
I really cannot imagine this in colour, and don't want to. The foreground textures in particular are so tactile, that's what matters. I love the way water surface, reflections, textures and seabed mingle.
Moira

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saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
10 Jun 2013 4:46PM
Like Moira, I too feel the original colour version would be a disappointment after seeing this conversion, Dougie.
The foreground finger surrounded by the darker water, the sun-lit ridges above and the sky darkening again at the very top of the frame adding a natural border.

Malc
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 4:54PM
Great B/W....
10 Jun 2013 5:56PM
this really is wonderful image.....
and I am remembering the welsh lamb and the Texel lamb
... so tender and also eating the salt grass ...... mmmmmmmmmm
drooling here
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 6:26PM
The tranquility seems heightened by the mono treatment Dougie. I've never tried salt meadow lamb but it sounds delicious, lamb being a firm favourite of mine. I did once have some lamb from North Ronaldsay which feeds on seaweed and I didn't care for it too much, especially as I paid extra to have it (in a restaurant!) SmileSmileSmile
Ann
Sean_Dillon 7 2 2 England
10 Jun 2013 6:49PM
Stunning B&W
John
10 Jun 2013 6:57PM
I like the textures in the foreground land and the way it seems to be advancing into the loch.
Great B&W.
Cliff
danbrann Plus
12 620 17
10 Jun 2013 7:40PM
Wonderful Dougie. I like how the darkened sky at the very top of the image keeps us inside the image and it is really difficult to leave it.
Danny
mondmagu 6 74 Ireland
10 Jun 2013 7:43PM
Super mono Dougie

Des
10 Jun 2013 7:44PM
Dougie, stunning mono.......very nice.

Paul.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 7:49PM
You must walk your legs off getting these beautiful images Dougie and you must be a few inches shorter in doing so as well
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
10 Jun 2013 8:00PM
Salt is tasteful sometimes, and healthy. But your pictures are always healthy

Peter
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2013 8:37PM
Superb mono composition with detail great and small.
For some reason lots of people are salivating Smile
Me too.
Regards
Bill
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
10 Jun 2013 9:56PM
Excellent mono landscape Dougie, detail and composition.
Ron.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 Jun 2013 10:13PM
I always somehow associate that part of the land with wild and windy conditions yet you have been there when there was a complete calm, certainly judging by that mirror flat surface that has allowed these crisp reflections to record.
The consensus is that B and W is the right way to present this one and I feel I go along with that, Dougie.
I can sense the clarity of the air, with every fine detail to be captured.
Ronnie.
11 Jun 2013 12:35AM
They don't need a salt lick then do they. Beautiful reflection in the water Dougie......Sandy
joolsb 11 27.1k 38 Switzerland
11 Jun 2013 5:26AM
A very well-balanced comp, Doug. Nice sense of stillness, too.
11 Jun 2013 9:46AM
Great pov and composition,
Johanna
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
11 Jun 2013 1:37PM
Worth going large with this one Dougie, good mono work
Regards Richard
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 7:41AM
Excellent mono.Smile

ivor
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 4:51PM
Cracking shot !!!.....wonderful detail !!!

Didn't realise you liked to eat salt-flavoured grass Dougie ??.......robbing the poor sheep of their vittles !!.WinkGrin
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
13 Jun 2013 12:03PM
Lovely tones and shapes Dougie.
Rende

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